NO. 3


The Political Scene

The five-point US framework for talks on elections in the occupiedterritories has not gone down well with either the PLO, whose Central Councilstopped barely short of rejecting it in Baghdad, or Israeli Prime MinisterYitzhak Shamir, who warned of a confrontation if the Americans persist intheir ways. Normally this might be taken as an indication that Washington ison the right track, but the whole idea of elections is now so enfeebled thatthere...